• Short Summary

    Ferne Animal Sanctuary is run by four devoted women.

  • Description

    Shaftesbury, Dorset.

    At Ferne Animal Sanctuary stray cats are made welcome. M/S 2 women followed by cats . They place food in bowls for them. C/U shots of cats feeding (84 of them). Two women check the cats, one of them is superintendent Mollie Atherton. She notes down any irregularities.

    They also keep dogs. M/S new dogs on leads. Some dogs in background kept in cages. One is let out for exercise. M/S 3 assistants who exercise the dogs. More shots of the assistants Margaret Barrett and Anne Wigger who open kennel doors and let some dogs run in. Pick up some puppies and hold the lovely doggies up to the camera. Mollie Atherton walks to gate and horse comes over to greet her. She feeds white horse with some bread. Row of horses put their heads over fence while women walk down past them.

    Note: The Ferne Animal Sanctuary was founded by the late Duchess of Hamilton.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    43.06
    Media URN:
    2025
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1956
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:22:00 / 01:13:12:00
    Canister:
    CP 076

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